Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

And another one's gone...Magic Cookie took me off her blog list. Sniff. Well, I was honored to be on there at any point, so thanks CM for helping me get started and putting me on there for a while. I can't really complain about getting the boot. I've essentially been offline for months, and I've abandoned the lawyer-esque musings that I once posted here. Not that I don't think about it still, but the reality is so distant from the wanting that it's self-defeating for me to continue to ruminate in that manner. This space has morphed into a mommy-blog by this point, because parenting issues are still very meaningful to my day-to-day reality and because they're pretty safe to blog about publicly. I don't want to write a mommy-blog, really, but I also don't want to overshare (gasp! gawd forbid!) all my angst and marital stuff and job stuff, etc.

OK, I really DO want to overshare, but I'm getting smarter about suppressing that desire.

Anyhoo... (and yes, I like spelling it that way...anywho? why would you use "anywho"?...seriously, the point of "anyhoo" is that you are making up a silly phonetic representation of anyway/anyhow/nevertheless/moving on/so-as-I-was-about-to-say, etc. It is NOT anywho.)

This underscores a truth about blogging: you get out of it what you put into it. I like that about blogging. It's a meritocracy.

But I am sad to be dumped by CM. She started this blog, really. I am indebted to her. Her kindness and openness and willingness to mentor and answer questions made a big impression on me. I wouldn't be here without her. She's amazing. As you will discover if you read her.

6 comments:

CM said...

Yikes. I didn't mean it to be any commentary on you or your blog -- once every few months I do a sweep and take relatively inactive blogs off my public list (but still keep them on my private RSS feed list in case they come back). I will happily re-list you if you like, and I'm still reading.

Juliet said...

For better or worse, we all tend to gravitate to the over-share. ;)

And three cheers for Magic Cookie!

gudnuff said...

CM - Hi!!! Ah shucks, to be on your RSS feed is good enough for me. Especially if you honor me with a comment every once in a while.

Juliet - thanks for understanding and yes, 3 cheers indeed!

Patois said...

Is being taken off the blogroll the same as being unfollowed on Twitter or unfriended on FB?

CM said...

No!

Butterflyfish said...

Have to agree with CM -- totally not the same. I follow the RSS of dozens of more blogs than I list on my blog for two reasons. The first is the same as CMs. The second is that it is easier to ADD a new blog to my CSS than to add it to the blog. So I'll follow for a while until I get the notion to update what's on the blog.

Anyway, I still read too, glad you're posting even if only occasionally